2024-2025 School Year

Christian Worldview Honors GVL

2nd Semester

Note from the Administration regarding this class:

The Upstate Homeschool Co-op is committed to preparing our member students for each next step in their development towards independence and adulthood. Our children face a world that tells them morality is intolerance and Christianity is hate. As the Administrators and teaching staff have launched their own children into that world, they have had ringside seats to the attack on every Biblical truth we have spent the past 18 years pouring into them. We have watched them wrestle with the world as they try to make sense out of what they have grown up believing, and what they are now being told by college professors, teammates, roommates, bosses…. What has been learned is that students need to be challenged NOW on what they believe. Just because parents hold a belief system, and teach that belief system to their children doesn’t mean that it automatically becomes their belief. This class has been created to teach a Christian Worldview, but in doing that, it causes students to have to think through what they really believe. This class will push them out of their comfort zone and challenge them to evaluate the world around them (some of which they probably embrace) in light of God’s Word. While this may cause them to squirm, and feel uncomfortable, it is critical that someone challenge them now–play the devil’s advocate–so that when they leave our homes, they know what they believe and why.

Course Description

Since this is a Christian Worldview course, the Bible will be our primary text. Students are expected to bring a Bible to class every day. We will use the ESV in class, but students may bring another translation. The intent of this class is to provide a greenhouse where students can begin, or continue, to develop a heart and mind which love the Lord wholly. To that end, we will employ three main tools: 1) We will listen to explanations of biblical texts; 2) We will read articles about so-called “worldview issues”; and 3) We will discuss these matters openly and respectfully in class.

To be successful in this class:

Students must listen to the assigned speakers and give well-thought-out responses following the required guidelines set forth in the syllabus. They need to complete the daily reading and participate in class discussions.  This is a discussion class and class participation will count as up to 1/4 of the grade in this course.

Grades: 11th Grade, 12th Grade

Fees: $245

Course Credit: 0.5 elective (honors)

Required Materials


Other materials:

  • Internet access to listen to assigned sermons
  • Notebook or folder

Honors Addendum Summary

In addition to the CP assignments, Honors Students are required to read “The Gospel According to Satan”, write a 5+ page Application Paper and make a presentation to the class on one topic from the book.

Meet Toby Woodard

Education:  BA in Psychology and minor in English from Clemson University
Masters of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary

Experience:  Served as a pastor for 15 years and addiction counselor for 5+ years

UHC courses taught:

  • High School Public Speaking
  • Middle School Public Speaking
  • Essay Writing
  • British Literature
  • Christian Worldview

Began teaching at UHC in 2012